For $1,200 Per Night, German Hotel Wants To Help You Go Offline

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


The idea of a vacation is to get away from your day-to-day life and enjoy some new experiences and relax a little. If you’ve gone a vacation recently though, you know that you’re probably still well connected to your daily life thanks to the internet on your phone or laptop, and now one German hotel wants to help you rid the temptation by cutting off the internet completely.

The Villa Stephanie Spa resort in Baden-Baden wants its guests to have a relaxing stay without the distractions brought on by being online, and they believe visitors will be happy to do so for $1,200 per night.

Each wall in the hotel room is lined with a copper grid that effectively cuts out all wireless signals, leaving phones and tablets with no internet connection. On the hotel’s website, the features is described as being a “main switch for an electric and smog-free environment”. It is of course up to the guest to activate the block, but when you’re paying $1,200 a night for the luxury, you might as well use it.

While guests may not be able to go online, there is still some provided technology in the room. The resort’s rooms still come equipped with a TV and hi-fi sound system. Just make sure you load up your devices with enough online content before flipping the internet kill switch.


Source: ABC NewsVilla Stephanie
Photo: Villa Stephanie

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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